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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Washington, District of Columbia is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Washington, District of Columbia is more expensive.

Washington, District of Columbia cost of living is 158.50.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGWashington, District of ColumbiaUnited States
  Overall  159100
  Grocery  110.4100
  Health  101100
  Housing  274100
  Utilities  106100
  Transportation  107100
  Miscellaneous  99100

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  9/28/2015
Washington, DC

I've been in DC for 10 yrs now. It's a great place to live, if can afford it. I'm a Chicago native. I came to DC by way of Military.DC was my final duty station. After... (Read More)

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  6/22/2015
Climate is big downside

Hazy, hot and humid. Day after... (Read More)

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  8/23/2014
All-Day Traffic Restricts Your Flexibility -- Espe

Washington is a nice place to live and work, for the most part. Expensive, but lots of options. However, for a retiree, the traffic really restricts your enjoyment. ... (Read More)

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